Former Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris' history with new coach John Fox apparently wasn't enough to keep him on the team's coaching staff.
According to a source, Harris received a call from the team Tuesday informing him he would not be returning in 2015 as a defensive quality control coach for the Bears.
Harris had just finished his second season with the Bears as a defensive quality control coach, after originally taking the position Jan. 28, 2013. Despite Harris' title, he spent considerable time the last two seasons assisting with Chicago's safeties and is currently mulling multiple options elsewhere, according to a source.
Harris played eight years in the NFL for the Bears (2005-06 and 2010-11), Carolina Panthers (2007-09), Detroit Lions (2011) and Jacksonville Jaguars, after coming into the league in 2005 as a sixth-round pick of the Bears.
Harris posted 422 tackles, 16 interceptions, and 13 forced fumbles throughout his career, in addition to recovering nine fumbles and breaking up 37 passes over 101 games with 88 starts. Playing for Fox in Carolina, Harris set a franchise record in 2007 by forcing seven fumbles. Harris received recognition in 2010 as second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
Harris started in seven playoff games, including Super Bowl XLI for the Bears in which he picked off former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. Harris racked up 48 tackles in the postseason to go with an interception and two forced fumbles.
Harris received Chicago's Brian Piccolo Award as a rookie in 2005.